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Old 01-19-2014, 19:59   #1
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Question goal?

is the goal to remain at 6 (108)
or below as much as possible at all times?
I read so many different recommendations
i'm getting confused

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That's because everyone is different. My goal throughout the day is 80-130. I won't go to sleep lower than 135-140 though. It all depends.

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Why so high at bedtime??? What is your fasting BS?

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Why so high at bedtime??? What is your fasting BS?
Around 110. I just started the pump and we're adjusting basal rates..

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110 not bad.

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My own goal is to keep within a range of 75 - 115. Some folks prefer lower ... others, higher.

From what I gather, 140 can cause complications, or exacerbate them -- especially if that is one's average level, or if it stays that high over a long period of time. Personally speaking .... once I get up to 115, it seems 140's my very next stop, so I try to head it off at the pass.

Everyone's system works differently, and we each need to find our own level. Now, getting there may not happen instantly. It can take some weeks, or even months.

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My personal goal is to remain between 75 and 110 at all times. Though I usually am below 100, I'll allow myself to go to 110 w/out freaking out. My fastings are usually in the 60's and 70's.

As was said, everyone is different. We each find the range we feel most comfortable in and strive to stay there.

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I like to stay under 100 with fasting numbers in the 70s.

As others have said we are all unique and we should therefore strive for safe and comfortable numbers that suit our particular circumstances.

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I would be happy with 60 - 160!

But I do have LADA ... fun, fun. AND I am hoping pumping will make my expectations a wee tad narrower by next year!

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My goal when I started to finally take the reins and control my D was to try and keep my bg under 140 at all times. I found that LCHF worked for me and then I wanted to stop using the Glipizide that I had been using for many years, which was how my doctors expected me to control my bg. After a short time I was successful at keeping my numbers quite a bit lower than the 140 without the sulfonylurea. I sometimes have fasting bg's in the 120 to 125 range but that is usually my highest number of he day. For me it's not only the goal but how you are able to get there. I know that I have had damage over the twenty years I have had D even though all of my doctors have told me how great my numbers were, A1c of 6% to 6.5 %. Of course I rarely tested because they don't think it's necessary and if I did test I didn't know what it meant. Doctors never paid any attention when I told them what my meter read. They only look at A1c. The A1c is an average and when you are on medication like a sulfonylurea it does not show how high and how low you go. When I first started checking before and after meals my first " healthy " breakfast was bowl of cheerios, low fat milk and a banana. One hour after bg was 350, and that was while taking the Glipizide. I think goals have to be realistic, and as stated many times on this forum, we are all different. As you progress your goals can change.

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